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GROWvember FALL PLANT SALE:  Sat., Nov. 4 at Mead Garden
Saturday, Nov. 4th GROWvember FALL PLANT SALE
The Great DUCK!
Next Great Duck Derby Sat. April 22, 2017
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Young Naturalist Summer Camp
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Thank you to all who made Mead's Anniversary party a success!
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OAS led birding walks 5 Saturdays in October
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Organic Gardening Series: Planning and Planting

Florida has a very unique planting and growing season. Our fall and spring are our best growing seasons, yet we can still grow 365 days of the year. In this class we will discuss seasonal planting in Florida, succession planting, perennial gardening, and bio-intensive gardening to maximize space and minimize watering. There will be a hands-on demonstration of planting container gardens for your backyard or balcony. You don’t want to miss this class.
 
Saturday, March 15 12:30-2pm
More information at www.greeneducationcenter.com or call 321-445-1395.
 

 

A Great Day for Ducks!

Thanks to you and the other great Sponsors, "The Great Duck Derby" was a great day for ducks!The rain held off until 12:30, giving us enough time for the Sponsor Duck Race and one little duck race. Then one hour later, those hardy souls who stayed in the spirit of 'duckness,' raced one more little race. We had a great day! Click here to see a photo gallery of the day!

 

Robins, robins, robins!

If you like robins, this is the time of the year for you. They showed up a bit later than usual this winter, but they are here now in large numbers. Flocks of robins can be seen all over Mead Garden. Look for them especially around the camphor trees. They are fond of the berries. You may also see some cedar waxwings feeding around those trees.

Here's a couple of robin facts:

2014 Mega Air Potato Raid! Saturday, January 25

Mead Botanical Garden will be the host site for the 3rd Annual Mega Air Potato Raid! If you like scavenger or Easter Egg hunts, you'll love participating in the air potato round up!

When: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 9am until noon
Registration begins at 8:45am at the Pole Barn in Mead Garden

This is a free volunteer event for all ages. Please bring gloves and wear closed-toed shoes and long pants.

 

Winter birds in the Garden

The goldfinches are back in the Garden. They are not that familiar bright yellow yet—that will come later as we move into Spring. Right now they are a pale yellow with dark wings. They can often be seen at the bird feeders north of the old amphitheater. While you are looking for the goldfinches, you can enjoy the beauty of the Butterfly Garden and, with a bit of patience, there is a good chance of seeing one or two of the ruby-throated hummingbirds as they feed on the nectar from the flowers in the garden.

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